Tablescape: Large Group Book Luncheon

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In our culture, we have lots of opportunities to celebrate reading, writing, and books. We have literacy organizations, school reading programs,  writers’ groups, home, church and library book clubs and so much more.... READ MORE

Party Plan: Winter Olympics Party Themes

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The television and news are full of stories about the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February. We are excited by the fact that this winter games only occur every four years. We are... READ MORE

Resource: Celebrate by Pippa Middleton

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If you thought Pippa Middleton was just the beautiful sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, you would only know part of the story. Middleton is an experienced event planner and has been the... READ MORE

Party Pointer: How to Start a Party

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How to Start a Party • Make the entrance-way to your home welcoming! Turn on the porch lights on, so guests can tell they have arrived at the correct house, and make certain... READ MORE

Tablescape: Snowman Tablescape

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If you love winter, you don’t want to put away all signs of it when you put away your Christmas decorations. I leave out my snowman dishes in January and February because, where... READ MORE

Party Plan: New Years Plan for Parties2Plan

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May the new year bring you many wonderful adventures, positive challenges, and meaningful opportunities to entertain your family and friends! The year 2018 will be a special one for this blog, too–here’s my... READ MORE

Resource: Paula Prykes Simple Flowers

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If you like to learn from the best, check out Paula Prykes Simple Flowers. Pryke is a world-renowned florist who has been based in London for nearly thirty years. In 1988 Paula had... READ MORE

Party Pointer: Toasting in the New Year

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Toasting in the New Year Toasting is a custom that goes all the way back to ancient times—ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Hebrews and Saxons all raised their glasses to the gods and their... READ MORE